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Roy-Chowdhury receives UMD ECE Distinguished Alumni Award

Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland (UMD). This prestigious award is presented annually to alumni that have provided leadership and meritorious contributions in the broad field of engineering.

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, write engineers at the University of California, Riverside in a new study published in Energy Storage. To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures...

Tseng and his student’s paper is chosen for IEEE Micro Top Picks 2020

The paper, Dynamic Multi-Resolution Data Storage, authored by UCR researchers, Yu-Ching Hu and Prof. Hung-Wei Tseng, and Tseng’s former students, Murtuza Lokhandwala and Te I, has been selected for IEEE Micro’s Top Picks from the 2020 Computer Architecture Conferences. Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges 10-12 most significant...

Quantum Supremacy paper coauthored by Korotkov

The Google AI Quantum team published a landmark paper on Quantum Supremacy (see the paper and blog ). For the first time, it was demonstrated that a programmable quantum processor can compute a well-defined mathematical problem which is impossible for the best current supercomputers. This opens a new page in Quantum Computing and promises applications...

Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Mihri Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to be elevated to the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions...

Prof. Mohsenian-Rad Named IEEE Fellow

Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, less than 0.1% of IEEE...

Balandin and Ren named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

Professor Alexander Balandin and Professor Wei Ren have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company (formerly part of Thomson Reuters). Highly Cited Researchers are among those who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited...

Oymak and collaborators received NSF grant on Cyber-Physical Systems

Prof. Samet Oymak and his collaborators Necmiye Ozay, Dimitra Panagou (University of Michigan) and Sze Zheng Yong (Arizona State University) are awarded $1.2M NSF grant to improve Cyber-Physical System safety. These systems are networks of interacting elements such as constellation of satellites and fleet of self-driving cars. This project will develop supervisors that leverage preview...

Tseng and his student received best paper honorable mention award in MICRO 2019

Hung-Wei Tseng, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, and his PhD Student Yu-Ching Hu received the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award in the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture. In their paper entitled “Dynamic Multi-Resolution Data Storage”, they designed an intelligent storage device that dynamically adjusts the dataset resolution, thereby...

ECE Professor Awarded $1M in New Grants

UC Riverside’s research into the development of next generation superconducting quantum electronics, led by ECE Professor Shane Cybart, has recently won three new important grants. With corporate partner Quantum Design INC., Cybart’s lab is developing a quantum sensor for magnetic imaging of materials and electronic devices for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Small...

Yu and Keogh received $1M DOE grant to develop machine learning algorithms for power grids

Nanpeng Yu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Eamonn Keogh, a professor of computer science, have received a $1 million grant from Department of Energy (DOE) to develop machine learning algorithms to extract more value from the vast amounts of sensor data gathered to monitor the health of the...

Ozkan is selected to attend the UC President Napalitano’s Women Initiative

Prof Mihri Ozkan of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department is selected to attend the UC President Napalitano’s women initiative for professional development (UC WI). The UC WI is a unique system-wide professional development program for women that brings together participants from every UC location. Participants represent faculty, academic personnel and staff. The program is...

Understanding Subtle Non-Social Facial Expressivity to Boost Learning and Computer Interaction

A new NSF award from the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems brings together an interdisciplinary team of investigators from UC Riverside, Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu (PI) from Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor Aaron Seitz (Co-PI) from Psychology to address key challenges associated with spontaneous microexpression recognition in non-social scenarios. It develops a transformative...

Karydis receives an NSF Award on Extracting Dynamics from Limited Data for Modeling and Control of Unmanned Autonomous Systems

This project investigates the mechanisms that uncertainties in robot-environment interactions affect (small) robot behavior. Small robot motion is more stochastic since errors at the actuators and uncertain interactions with the environment amplify errors in pose. The goal is to introduce a platform-agnostic, data-driven modeling framework to quantify uncertainty and subsequently exploit it via control for...

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million NSF grant to discover new van der Waals materials

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels, a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization of a unique new class of materials, referred to as one-dimensional van der Waals bonded solids...

Yu Group Wins Best Conference Paper at IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

A paper by Wei Wang (Ph.D. candidate) and Professor Nanpeng Yu was selected as one of the Best Conference Papers at the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) held in Atlanta, Georgia. IEEE PESGM is the flagship conference for the IEEE Power and Energy Society. The paper entitled “A Machine Learning Framework...

Professor Ren Receives an NSF Research Grant on Edge Data Centers

Many emerging latency-critical online services such as augmented reality and assisted driving are hosted in distributed edge data centers. Professor Shaolei Ren (PI) received a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing novel artificial intelligence techniques to increase the quality of service for these services without data center expansion. The key...

1.2 Million NSF award for Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks

New 1.2 Million NSF grant “III: Medium: Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks” was awarded to a team of 3 CSE Professors: Vagelis Christidis (PI), Vassilis Tsotras, and Vagelis Papalexakis and 2 ECE Professors: Amit Roy-Chowdhury and Konstantinos Karydis. The goal of this project is to create the knowledge to facilitate effective and efficient...

ECE faculty Shane Cybart hosts the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference in Riverside.

Professor Shane Cybart is the Program Chair for the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference, ISEC 2019 that will be held July 28 – August 1, 2019 at the Riverside, California Convention Center. ISEC, first held in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan, is the leading biennial meeting focusing on superconductive electronics. Professor Cybart created a technical program...

Prof. Ming Liu’s group develops a new optical microscopy with nanometer resolution

A research team led by Prof. Ming Liu from ECE and Prof. Ruoxue Yan from Chemical and Environmental Engineering has developed a new optical technique to improve the efficiency of near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) probes by orders of magnitude, and used this technique to achieve 1-nanometer spatial resolution in optical imaging. The paper, titled...